News Briefs


Professor Wins NSF Grant to Study Algorithmic Thinking of Middle School Girls Jakita Thomas, Ph.D., associate professor of computer and information sciences, was recently awarded the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program grant, also known as the CAREER award. Dr. Thomas received the award for her project, … [Read more...]

A Calling for Mathematics


Make no mistake about it: Tasha R. Inniss, Ph.D., loves mathematics. This couldn’t be more evident than when Dr. Inniss talks about math. She breaks into a wide smile when she speaks about the subject she first fell for as a young girl. “I’ve loved math since I was in fourth grade,” explains Dr. Inniss, associate professor of mathematics and … [Read more...]

NSF Grant Helps SpelBots Fund and Expand STEM Outreach


It was 2005 when a team of six Spelman students formed the SpelBots and began defying the myth that women are not equipped to be leaders in the sciences.  Since that time, six new teams have moved from four-legged AIBO robotic pets to two-legged humanoid robots, traveling to various locations in and out of the country sharing their history-making … [Read more...]

Summer Breezes and Summer Camps

It’s the first Monday of summer break for many of metro Atlanta’s schools.  However, for about 28 middle school boys, it’s the first day of the Spelman College CARE Summer Computer Camp.  Held May 24-28 for boys, and June 7-11 for girls, the camp offers these 12- to 14-year-olds one week of exposure to computer science and robotics. While … [Read more...]

News Briefs

Judge Hatchett Inspires Students Judge Glenda Hatchett, known for her courtroom television show, spoke to Spelman College students during the Nov. 12 convocation. She encouraged students to “do what you can, where you can” to help people achieve their potential in life. Judge Hatchett also admitted that while being a judge was not her first … [Read more...]